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post #51 of 314
So... again, what's the point of this laptop again?

They couldn't just stick with an IPS display at 1080p? Seriously? They probably just did this to justify selling a single GPU laptop for an absurd price.

But if the 800M series are as powerful as they seem, the 860M destroys the 765M in every way, while drawing 30% less power, then this might actually prove to be a powerhouse of a line.

Still though, I'm going for the Aorus X7. Clearly best choice.
     
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Looks pretty good; definitely a step up from the first generation.

Also, to everyone worried about framerates: if you need higher framerates, render at 1600x900 and upscale to 3200x1800. It's the same trick Apple uses with graphically intensive stuff on the rMBPs: render at a quarter the resolution of the screen and scale up. Because it maps the pixels 2:1, there's no loss of quality from upscaling, it just isn't quite as sharp as native.
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@ 3k resoluton. Why is it so hard for people to grasp that concept. Especially for something that weighs less than 5lbs and is shorter than a dime.

I grasp it fine. Doesn't change the reality that you're essentially buying a console-grade graphics experience on a display so small that 3K is wasted. Product was not thought through, although I'm sure the price tag will be (because Razer).
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Looks pretty good; definitely a step up from the first generation.

Also, to everyone worried about framerates: if you need higher framerates, render at 1600x900 and upscale to 3200x1800. It's the same trick Apple uses with graphically intensive stuff on the rMBPs: render at a quarter the resolution of the screen and scale up. Because it maps the pixels 2:1, there's no loss of quality from upscaling, it just isn't quite as sharp as native.

why buy a handicapped product from the start? If you can't put the tech together to do it properly, why force it? especially given the size on the screen.
post #55 of 314
Yeah, the 3K is a gimmick for a gaming laptop, just there to pull healines as "innovative" & make the price appear more palatable.
Very very few applications will benefit from such a resolution, and ofc that's not playing games on a 14" laptop.

Also, not very useful to have such a "portable" laptop without a smart powerbrick design...this thing will be sucking lots of juice @ full tick, and the PSU will be sized to match (k, not as big as a Clevo with SLI + desktop CPU, but you get the point). Powerbricks on most "portable powerhouses" kill the concept almost completely.
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why buy a handicapped product from the start? If you can't put the tech together to do it properly, why force it? especially given the size on the screen.

Theres only one thing in this thread that is handicapped and it isn't the laptop. This laptop is a more than capable machine. It can play anything. You're argument is like saying that no one should buy a gtx 670 because it won't run anything ever.
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Theres only one thing in this thread that is handicapped and it isn't the laptop. This laptop is a more than capable machine. It can play anything. You're argument is like saying that no one should buy a gtx 670 because it won't run anything ever.

There are some really great gaming laptops on the market or coming to the market soon. This is not one of them. This laptop is a overpriced gimmick designed by a overcharging peripherals company (No, I don't know the price. I know it has Razer branding on it though).

"Capable" is relative and subjective; a console like the Xbox One is "capable" of it's intended purpose atm, which ironically will deliver a similar gaming experience to this machine in 2014 (effectively displaying medium graphics settings, yet utilising a reduced resolution to maintain 60fps), yet actually still be somewhat relevant in 3-4 years too since it's ecosystem is not pushing above and beyond what it can deliver currently.

My argument is nothing like your scenario. A 670/760 is plenty capable of playing justifiable resolutions today, whilst not being overpriced, somewhat upgradable (SLI), and modular/exchangable.
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There are some really great gaming laptops on the market or coming to the market soon. This is not one of them. This laptop is a overpriced gimmick designed by a overcharging peripherals company (No, I don't know the price. I know it has Razer branding on it though).

"Capable" is relative and subjective; a console like the Xbox One is "capable" of it's intended purpose atm, which ironically will deliver a similar gaming experience to this machine in 2014 (effectively displaying medium graphics settings, yet utilising a reduced resolution to maintain 60fps), yet actually still be somewhat relevant in 3-4 years too since it's ecosystem is not pushing above and beyond what it can deliver currently.

My argument is nothing like your scenario. A 670/760 is plenty capable of playing justifiable resolutions today, whilst not being overpriced, somewhat upgradable (SLI), and modular/exchangable.

Calling it overpriced is subjective too. For someone who needs a really portable machine to fit in a carry on bag and needs it to be more sturdy than a P34G's plasic case. This could be the perfect upgrade for them.
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Calling it overpriced is subjective too. For someone who needs a really portable machine to fit in a carry on bag and needs it to be more sturdy than a P34G's plasic case. This could be the perfect upgrade for them.

That's true. Again, there will no doubt be better options for your money though (there was heaps of gaming laptop coverage at CES)
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That's true. Again, there will no doubt be better options for your money though (there was heaps of gaming laptop coverage at CES)

Ive owned my fair share of laptops, recently the razer blade 14, p34g, and the aw14, and i can honestly say the razer blade 14 was the nicest aside from the screen. The screen makes this laptop perfect for anyone who can afford it.

It isn't worth going to the thicker laptops just for the 880m over the 870 imo.
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